Take Five With Marcus Goldhaber
Teachers and/or influences? Peggy Lee, Sarah Vaughan, Dexter Gordon, Chet Baker, Gerry Mulligan, Benny Golson.
I knew I wanted to be a musician when... I decided to let myself be just that.
Your sound and approach to music: Tell the story.
Your teaching approach: Tell the story.
Your dream band: It would have been quite a thrill to sing with Peggy Lee or Rosemary Clooney.
Favorite venue: Iridium Jazz Club.
Your favorite recording in your discography and why? The Moment After. It's simply better than all the other ones that I haven't recorded yet.
What do you think is the most important thing you are contributing musically? A fresh, simple approach to the story of a song.
Did you know... When I was a boy, I broke more windows playing tennis and hockey against the garage door than any other kid in my neighborhood.
How you use the internet to help your career? I send out a regular newsletter with updates, I have my CD available on iTunes, CDBaby, Myspace and on my website, which I update on a daily basis (photos, gigs, sound clips, etc.). I also make use of services provided by All About Jazz, Sonicbids and Jazzsingers.com.
CDs you are listening to now: Benny Golson Up Jumped Benny (Arkadia); Bill Evans and Jim Hall, Undercurrent (Blue Note); Freddie Hubbard, Here To Stay (Blue Note); Chet Baker, The Most Important Jazz Album of 1964/65 (Roulette Jazz); Jessica Molasky, A Good Day (PS Classics).
How would you describe the state of jazz today? Moving.
What is in the near future? Featured Guest Vocalist w/Les Paul: Monday, February 12, 2007 at 10pm.
Valentine's Day Concert - Wednesday, February 14, 2007 at Giovanni's Atrium, 100 Washington Street (one train to Rector St., walk one block west) Two seatings: 6pm and 8pm $60 (includes three-course dinner) Reservations: (212) 513-4133
Enzo's Friday, May 4, 2007 22 East 38th St. (at Madison Ave.) Two sets: 8pm and 9:30pm $15 cover (212) 265-7223.